PLEDGE WEEK: “Hey Little Cobra” by the Rip Chords

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PLEDGE WEEK: "Hey Little Cobra" by the Rip Chords
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This is a bonus episode, part of Pledge Week 2021. Patreon backers get one of these with every episode of the main podcast. If you want to get those, and to support the podcast, please visit patreon.com/andrewhickey to sign up for a dollar a month or more.

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PLEDGE WEEK: “Farmer John” by Don and Dewey

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This is a bonus episode, part of Pledge Week 2021. Patreon backers get one of these with every episode of the main podcast. If you want to get those, and to support the podcast, please visit patreon.com/andrewhickey to sign up for a dollar a month or more.

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PLEDGE WEEK: “Papa Oom Mow Mow” by the Rivingtons

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A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
PLEDGE WEEK: "Papa Oom Mow Mow" by the Rivingtons
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This is a bonus episode, part of Pledge Week 2021. Patreon backers get one of these with every episode of the main podcast. If you want to get those, and to support the podcast, please visit patreon.com/andrewhickey to sign up for a dollar a month or more.

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PLEDGE WEEK: “Muleskinner Blues” by the Fendermen

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A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
PLEDGE WEEK: "Muleskinner Blues" by the Fendermen
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This is a bonus episode, part of Pledge Week 2021. Patreon backers get one of these with every episode of the main podcast. If you want to get those, and to support the podcast, please visit patreon.com/andrewhickey to sign up for a dollar a month or more.

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Episode 125: “Here Comes the Night” by Them

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Them

Episode 125 of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “Here Comes the Night”, Them, the early career of Van Morrison, and the continuing success of Bert Berns.  Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

Patreon backers also have a twenty-minute bonus episode available, on “Dirty Water” by the Standells.

Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/

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PLEDGE WEEK: “Sukiyaki” by Kyu Sakamoto

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PLEDGE WEEK: "Sukiyaki" by Kyu Sakamoto
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PLEDGE WEEK: “Any Other Way” by Jackie Shane

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PLEDGE WEEK: “If You Wanna Be Happy” by Jimmy Soul

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PLEDGE WEEK: "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul
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ADMIN: Pledge Week 2021

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Transcript

About a year ago I did a pledge week, to encourage people to back me on Patreon. This seemed relatively successful, so I’m going to do it again.

For those who don’t know, the podcast is supported by listeners pledging money on the crowdfunding site Patreon. Listeners can give $1 a month or more, and I use that to fund the project. They also get various other bonus things, like the ability to send me private messages, free copies of my books for those on higher tiers, and so on.

Some of those bonuses haven’t been that frequent in the last few months, as between the pandemic, various things in my personal life and health, and the disruption caused by a false DMCA claim, this has been the single most difficult six months of my life to date, as you can probably tell from the disrupted schedule recently, though I’m now trying to get back on track with everything.

But one bonus they always get, and have for two years, is a ten-minute or so extra podcast along with every regular episode. Anyone backing the Patreon at a dollar a month or more gets access to those as they come out, plus to the ninety or so old ones I’ve already done.

So this week, like last year, I’m going to give everyone a taste of what the backers get — every day for a week I’m going to upload an old Patreon bonus episode, in the hope that some of you like what you hear enough to sign up for the Patreon.

However, I want to make something very clear — I only want you to sign up *if you can afford to*. New signups mean I can afford to do this podcast without having to add advertising and so on, but I know that a lot of people are having financial problems right now. If you have enough money after looking after yourself and your family, and after any charitable giving and so on to actual important causes, that you feel able to throw a dollar a month to someone talking about music, great. If you don’t, then please don’t feel obliged, and the podcast will continue to be free.

The next proper episode of the podcast, on “Here Comes the Night” by Them, will be up in a day or two — I’m recording it right after I upload this and the first of the Pledge Week episodes, which will be on “If You Wanna Be Happy” by Jimmy Soul, and it’ll be up as soon as it’s edited. In the meantime, enjoy the free bonuses.

Episode 124: “People Get Ready” by the Impressions

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The Impressions

Episode 124 of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “People Get Ready”, the Impressions, and the early career of Curtis Mayfield.  Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

Patreon backers also have a twenty-minute bonus episode available, on “I’m Henry VIII I Am” by Herman’s Hermits.

Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/

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